Call to End Swazi Media Censorship
Lawyers in Swaziland and an international human rights group have jointly called for media freedom in the kingdom to be respected.
In a submission to the United Nations they also call for an end to media censorship in the kingdom.
They also call for more independent newspapers and media houses to be allowed to operate in Swaziland, where King Mswati III rules as sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch.
Now, Pudemo Says It Will Meet King
Swaziland’s best-known opposition group the People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) will take part in talks with King Mswati III on Wednesday (30 September 2015), despite a report that its leaders had been banned from attending.
PUDEMO said in a statement it had always been ‘willing and available’ to meet both the King, who is an absolute monarch, and the government which the King personally appoints.